Listen to what your data is telling you is focus of next DIA meeting February 19

Reliance on human decision-making for complex planning and imposition is becoming unsustainable in our industry. There’s a vast array of software available that operates most equipment in a printing operation. Yet collecting and utilizing this data in a cohesive way often never happens. At the next meeting of the Digital Imaging Association (DIA) Wednesday afternoon, … Read more →

Spicers Canada expands its wide-format and digital portfolio with acquisition of All Graphic Supplies

Spicers Canada, a division of Central National Gottesman (CNG – Purchase, New York) has announced that it’s acquired All Graphic Supplies, expanding its position in the distribution of wide-format and digital printing equipment, print supplies and inks. Privately owned and headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, All Graphic Supplies operates seven locations across Canada and the Caribbean … Read more →

Arnsdorf joins CHILI publish as Product Marketing Manager

CHILI publish has hired graphical software expert John Arnsdorf as Product Marketing Manager. Arnsdorf brings vast experience with software automation, implementation and optimization at printing houses, advertising agencies and DAM vendors to his new role. The company added that his first-hand experience with the rollout of personalization software at companies of different sizes worldwide, will … Read more →

Epson to showcase its new SureColor P7570 and P9570 Printers at special event this Thursday, February 6

EPSON SureColor P9570

Epson’s Art of Performance exclusive special event showcasing its new SureColor P7570 and P9570 wide-format printers will take place Thursday, February 6, 2020 (previously scheduled for January 30) at TG Graphics, 4140B, Sladeview Crescent, Unit 8, in Mississauga, Ontario. There will be a morning session from 9 am to 11 am and an afternoon session … Read more →

Contiweb appoints Casale as Sales Manager for North America

Contiweb, a specialist in state-of-the-art technologies for printing, advanced drying and web-handling, has announced the appointment of Ralph Casale as its Sales Manager for North America, effective February 1, 2020. Casale’s responsibilities will include overseeing Contiweb’s sales operations in Canada and the U.S., while reporting to Contiweb Vice President Chuck Irons. Casale brings a wealth … Read more →

Landa Digital Printing names Levy as Active Chairman

Benny Landa, Chairman of the Landa Group (Rehovot, Israel), has announced the appointment of Asher Levy to the position of Active Chairman of Landa Digital Printing, the largest of the Group’s 18 companies. Landa Digital Printing (LDP), which started as a ‘spinoff’ of Landa Labs 10 years ago, now employs some 600 people and is … Read more →

Nick Titus named President of Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press International, a major design, marketing and printing franchise with almost 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises worldwide, has announced the promotion of Nick Titus to President. Nick is the third-generation President of Minuteman Press, which remains a family-owned and operated franchisor with world headquarters in Long Island, New York. He was previously Vice … Read more →

Mitchell Press acquires assets of North West Bookbinding and welcomes Claus Larsen

Mitchell Press (Burnaby, BC), a commercial printer and a Canadian leader and award-winner in environmental initiatives, has acquired the assets of another award-winner – North West Book Operating Company (NWB), a custom bindery located in Bellingham, Washington. In business since 1928, Mitchell Press remains a family-owned creative print and communications partner. For the second straight … Read more →

Domtar releases fourth-quarter financials

Domtar Corporation has provided an update on its financial performance for the final quarter of 2019. Domtar management expects it 2019 fourth-quarter sales to be $1.2 billion (USD) and its operating loss to be between $15 and $19 million. EBITDA before items (according to IDC, 2019) is expected to be between $74 million and $78 … Read more →

Ricoh Clickable-Paper-enabled book adoptions on the rise in print-education environments

In August of 2018, The School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) at Toronto’s Ryerson University included, as required reading, an updated edition of Introduction to Graphic Communication in its Fall curriculum for first-year GCM students. Ryerson contract lecturer and Graphic Arts Magazine columnist Diana Varma cited several reasons for the selection. “The book pairs really … Read more →

Epson’s new textile printers add Fluorescent Pink and Fluorescent Yellow

Professional Imaging Product Management and Service & Support has announced that the Epson SureColor F9470 and F9470H Dye-Sublimation Printers for the Canadian and U.S. markets will now include Fluorescent Pink and Fluorescent Yellow “for exceptional colour saturation, contrast and brightness.” The new 64-inch printers are ideal for production of vibrant apparel, soft signage, décor and … Read more →